Happy Birthday: The year ahead can lead to interesting destinations. Excitement will be what draws you. Your willingness to try new things will lead to all sorts of interesting new connections. Leadership will come as second nature.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You should be thinking about your future and what you can do to improve it. This is a great day for change, especially where work and money are concerned.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t hurt someone’s feelings just trying to be comical. Focus on what you can do instead of what is holding you back. You may be sensitive to what someone says to you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be sure to get promises in writing. This isn’t the day to share your personal thoughts with others. Don’t follow someone for the wrong reason.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your versatile mind and strong need to communicate will attract all sorts of attention today. Helping others should be on your mind, so volunteer your services.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t count on your personal partner to understand your motivations. Lasting relationships can be yours if you are willing compromise.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Someone will believe in your ideas and help you put them into motion. You can make all sorts of connections if you attend a convention or meeting.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may have to deal with some unusual issues today. Money matters will be out of the ordinary and you may need expertise from someone older. This can pay off for you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Play by the rules in love and romance today. This is not the day to let emotional matters escalate.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your energy should be channeled into getting ahead professionally. Be creative in your approach to everything you do and you will get the recognition you deserve.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Shopping will be lots of fun. You will be able to help someone younger. Take the time to find out what his or her problem might be.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A co-worker may introduce you to someone who interests you personally, but don’t be fooled. This person may just want to get information from you. Play it cool.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Travel should be high on your list of things to do even if you only go a short distance. It is what you see or find out that will be very informative. Your philosophy may begin to change due to greater involvement in community events.

Birthday Baby: You will be a trusted soul, someone who offers the best to others and asks for nothing in return. You will be strong-willed with high standards. You will look for stability in all that you do.

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Gladys Knight, Madeleine Le Roux, John Fogerty, Carroll Baker.

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